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A total of 1,079 confirmed tests for the novel coronavirus have been performed on Halifax County residents.

Health Director Bruce Robistow confirmed this afternoon the number of tests reflect those which have been performed at a county nursing home, which he reported to commissioners this morning.

The total number of positive cases reported as of midnight Sunday also include the four staff members of the facility who tested positive as well as those who tested negative.

The breakdown of the confirmed tests is as follows:

184 positive cases; one related death and 134 recoveries.

The number of current cases can be calculated by subtracting the number of recoveries from the total positive cases.

There are 870 known negative results and 25 tests pending.

Robistow said in his afternoon update, “You will note that we now continue to trend downward, even as the number of tests has increased. The change in the trend is welcome news.”

He encourages residents to practice the three Ws — waiting 6 feet in line, hand washing and wearing a facial covering when out in public. He also encourages residents to follow the governor’s executive orders.

Northampton County

There are 157 total positive cases of which 121 have recovered, the health department said in its afternoon update. There are 14 related deaths.